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‘Gravity Of Light’ is an excellent introduction to the band and a damn good album to boot.

Why do some bands who rightly should be at the fore front of their respective musical genres, fail to make the impact that they so richly deserve? Answers on a postcard please. One such band (for me anyway) who have been plying their trade for close on 25 years is the melodic power/heavy metal powerhouse named Tarot. They have a famous bass player and lead singer in their ranks namely Marco Hietala (of Nightwish fame) though I will not dwell on this because that would not be fair to him or the rest of the band. Tarot you see are much more than just one person, they are a dynamic metal band that know how to write melodic, catchy, heavy songs that the other so called leaders of the genre who garner all the plaudits would kill to have in their arsenal. So with 25 years under their collective belts, and a new album you will want to know how Tarot sound? Well to these ears they sound bloody marvellous. 

Proof is as they say in the pudding and this pudding (sorry if your getting hungry) is a rich and delicious concoction of powerful heavy metal riffs, brooding vocals stellar musicianship topped of with great songs. ‘Hell Knows’ reminds me of Dio (R.I.P) era Sabbath, with it’s dirge like guitar and vocal melody line, ‘Rise’ is a power metal roller coaster ride, fast and heavy with a wonderfully catchy hook that eats into your brain. ‘Magic and Technology’ again has a Sabbathy kind of riff going on and is given a strong foundation to build on by the use of the Hammond organ on the song, the albums standout track for me is easily ‘Caught In The Deadlights’ which has an almost hard rock like melody line and another fantastic chorus. Ending the album with the cleverly arranged and orchestrated ‘Gone’ sees Tarot showing the others just how it’s done, the song is heavy yet beautifully constructed with light and dark passages that compliment each other and make this track a joy to listen to.

Tarot have been around for a quarter of a century, and if you’ve missed out their brand of melodic power metal then ‘Gravity Of Light’ is an excellent introduction to the band and a damn good album to boot.

Ian Johnson

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